City-Owned Land Inventory
New Land Sale Program Now Live!
As of Nov. 17, 2022, the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has consolidated its land sale programs into a single portal called ChiBlockBuilder. Those interested in acquiring and redeveloping City-owned land can find the most up-to-date information at the ChiBlockBuilder website.
The earlier information below about the City's land inventory has been preserved for reference.
The City of Chicago (City), acting through the Department of Planning and Development (DPD), is committed to providing accurate information to the citizens of Chicago concerning the City’s real estate inventory based on the City’s City Owned Land System (COLS) database. However, the City does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information set forth in the COLS database, including, without limitation, the tax parcel identification number, ownership, ward, street address, zip code and lot dimension information set forth therein, or whether a given parcel is currently being held or reserved for a contemplated City project. In addition, the City updates the COLS database on almost a daily basis, so any information is subject to change, and the City reserves the right to change any information without prior notice. The City also reserves the right to hold and release properties for contemplated City projects as the City, in its sole discretion, deems necessary or appropriate.
Information provided in the COLS database, or on the City’s website generally, should not be used as a substitute for title research, title evidence, title insurance, real estate tax exemption or payment status, environmental or geotechnical due diligence, or as a substitute for legal, accounting, real estate, business, tax or other professional advice. The City assumes no liability for any damages or loss of any kind that might arise from the reliance upon, use of, misuse of, or the inability to use the COLS database or the City’s web site and the materials contained on the website. The City also assumes no liability for improper or incorrect use of materials or information contained on its website. All materials that appear in the COLS database or on the City’s web site are distributed and transmitted "as is," without warranties of any kind, either express or implied as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of any information, and subject to the terms and conditions stated in this disclaimer.